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February 20, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Türk Telekom Arena — Istanbul
Referee:‬ W. Collum‎
Attendance:‬ 50734‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke

Goal.com takes a closer look at the players on show at the Turk Telekom arena, where honours were shared in the first leg of this Champions League last 16 showdown

By Daniel Edwards

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    38
    10
    2.50

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    Attentive and pro-active in the Galatasaray net, he was left exposed in the build-up to Jones' equaliser and had little chance of keeping the ball out.

  • Dany Nounkeu
    9
    59
    1.00

    Dany Nounkeu Flop of the Match

    Given a torrid time in defence, exposed at will by Draxler and Farfan and continually caught out of position. Did not enjoy himself.

  • Semih Kaya
    27
    19
    2.00

    Semih Kaya

    Was almost left blushing when Farfan's cross almost ended up in his own net, but made amends with a crucial block from the Peruvian to keep the score level.

  • Sabri Sarıoğlu
    13
    32
    2.50

    Sabri Sarıoğlu

    Kept the right hand side of the pitch more or less under control before being subbed in the final minutes, as Schalke opted to hit their opponents on the other flank.

  • Hamit Altıntop
    23
    33
    2.00

    Hamit Altıntop

    His burst down the right wing gave Schalke problems throughout. Should have added a second with an effort that struck the bar.

  • Selçuk İnan
    53
    10
    3.50

    Selçuk İnan

    The creative inspiration for the Turkish giants. Passed intelligently throughout the clash, most notably with a delicate chip that led to Yilmaz's goal.

  • Felipe Melo
    15
    44
    2.00

    Felipe Melo

    Needed to do more anchoring the midfield, was too easily passed by the likes of Draxler and Jones putting Galatasaray on the back foot.

  • Riera
    15
    32
    2.00

    Riera

    Tested Hildebrand with one speculative effort, but needed to provide a little more going forward to give his side more bite. Struggled to contain Draxler at the other end.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    49
    66
    2.00

    Wesley Sneijder

    Failed to impress in his return to Champions League action, was a peripheral figure for the first 45 minutes before being replaced.

  • Burak Yılmaz
    121
    12
    3.50

    Burak Yılmaz Top of the Match

    Showed great awareness to continue harassing Howedes and force the mistake, and followed with a spectacular strike to open the scoring.

  • Didier Drogba
    127
    29
    3.00

    Didier Drogba

    Seemed to lack precision going forward, too often his touch let him down. Still managed to force a couple of saves from Hildebrand.

Substitutions

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    23
    25
    1.50

    Emmanuel Eboue

    The former Arsenal man played the last half hour, but could not inject urgency back into a flat Galatasaray by the end.

  • Umut Bulut
    9
    27
    1.50

    Umut Bulut

    A late cameo for the striker as he came in for Drogba.

  • Nordin Amrabat
    17
    24
    2.00

    Nordin Amrabat

    Never stopped running after replacing Sneijder, but lacked clarity in his play.

  • Timo Hildebrand
    41
    10
    3.00

    Timo Hildebrand

    Came up big for his side with a handful of vital saves, most notably from Drogba when the Ivorian burst through. Could not do anything for the goal.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    45
    7
    3.00

    Benedikt Höwedes

    A lapse in concentration cost the captain dearly and was punished with Yilmaz's opener. Regained composure and was solid.

  • Joel Matip
    11
    24
    2.00

    Joel Matip

    Lost track of Yilmaz on more than one occasion, and was saved by the lightning reactions of his keeper to keep Schalke in the game.

  • Sead Kolasinac
    35
    12
    2.50

    Sead Kolasinac

    Stretched at times by Altintop, who burst through on the right at will. Improved in the second half and helped Schalke finish well on top.

  • Marco Höger
    22
    11
    3.00

    Marco Höger

    Put in a solid display on the right side of defence, although he looked uncomfortable when Drogba drifted out wide to create space.

  • Jermaine Jones
    41
    9
    3.50

    Jermaine Jones

    Galatasaray were warned as early as the first minute about the winger's shooting, and he took his goal with aplomb to give Schalke a massive boost.

  • Jefferson Agustin Farfán
    58
    8
    3.00

    Jefferson Agustin Farfán

    Along with Jones and Draxler, one of the best in blue across the 90 minutes. Never failed to reach the byeline and was crucial in the goal, although he had a great chance to make it two.

  • Julian Draxler
    77
    10
    3.50

    Julian Draxler

    Steadily gained confidence, and finished the game as one of the best players on the pitch. Gave Galatasaray a torrid time when he advanced with the ball.

  • Roman Neustädter
    34
    12
    2.50

    Roman Neustädter

    Was a strong figure in the middle, harrying and tackling well while also distributing solidly to the Schalke dangermen.

  • Michel Fernandes Bastos
    54
    8
    3.50

    Michel Fernandes Bastos

    Broke forward with class at times, but was also guilty of spurning a couple of excellent chances to cross with a disappointing final product.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    37
    19
    2.00

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    The striker had an off-day by his standards, missing a gilt-edged opportunity in the first half and failing to stay on the same wavelength as his dynamic team-mates.

Substitutions

  • Tranquillo Barnetta
    24
    15
    1.50

    Tranquillo Barnetta

    A late sub for the impressive Draxler.

  • Teemu Pukki
    28
    17
    1.50

    Teemu Pukki

    Replaced Huntelaar with 15 minutes to go, little time to make an impact.

Results
 
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